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DC Defines Pepper Spray as a Firearm
Townhall ^ | Aug 04, 2014 | Crystal Wright

Posted on 08/04/2014 7:17:24 AM PDT by BulletBobCo

Just when I thought the District of Columbia government couldn’t stoop to new lows of incompetence and non-sensical behavior, it does. Apparently, self-defense spray is defined as a firearm in DC and must be registered by its owner with the Metropolitan Police Department. I kid you not! You heard me correctly. The DC Police wants to make it even more difficult for people, especially women, in a town where it’s tortuous to purchase a gun to use in self-defense.

Recently, US District Judge Frederick J. Schulling Jr. ruled DC’s ban on people carrying guns in public was unconstitutional. Yet, DC lawmakers and the Police department demonstrate a tenacity for trying to make it onerous for residents to legally defend themselves against maniacs.

How did I stumble upon this little gem of lunacy? My neighbor who lives in DC has an 18-year old daughter who decided it was probably a good idea that she carried some pepper spray to defend herself in the city and when she heads off to college in South Carolina later this month. She explained to me when she went to buy the pepper spray at the Ace Hardware store in the Tenley Town neighborhood of DC, the sales clerk handed her the “The District of Columbia Self-Defense Spray Registration Form” which is part of the Gun Control and Firearms Registration.

To say that she and her mother were perplexed and stunned by the request was an understatement. The law requires a person be a minimum of 18 years old or older to own self-defense sprays because I guess it wouldn’t make any sense to allow teenagers to defend themselves against predators and the like.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: banglist; dcmetroarea; dcvheller; emilymiller; firearms; pepperspray; selfdefense; waronwomen
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1 posted on 08/04/2014 7:17:24 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: BulletBobCo

Actually, most States did for a very long time. VA did when I prosecuted there. It’s a bit more complicated but that’s pretty much the truth of it.


2 posted on 08/04/2014 7:19:19 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: BulletBobCo

Well, if you can pretend you can have matrimony without anybody built to be a mater, you can pretend that a firearm does not have to fire solid objects. Depending on how it is worded, flavored PAM might be considered a firearm.


3 posted on 08/04/2014 7:19:29 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Flavored SPAM would be considered a deadly weapon ! lol


4 posted on 08/04/2014 7:20:51 AM PDT by timestax (American Media = Domestic Enemy)
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To: BulletBobCo

Maybe they object to the packaging.

5 posted on 08/04/2014 7:21:04 AM PDT by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: BulletBobCo

Teenager is going to college in SC, she can buy what she wants when she gets there.


6 posted on 08/04/2014 7:21:43 AM PDT by wrench
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To: BulletBobCo
This is the real War on Women.

8 posted on 08/04/2014 7:22:53 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: BulletBobCo

The DC government is on the side of criminals because they’re criminals too.


9 posted on 08/04/2014 7:23:31 AM PDT by BinaryBoy ("Immigration Reform" is ballot stuffing)
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To: BulletBobCo

Buy hornet/wasp spray before they regulate it, too. Probably works better than the mace she wanted to purchase.


10 posted on 08/04/2014 7:28:15 AM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: BulletBobCo

I just ordered a new can to carry on the mobility scooter.


11 posted on 08/04/2014 7:29:31 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: BulletBobCo

Next thing you know they will declare a cross-bow a fire arm.


12 posted on 08/04/2014 7:34:21 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Hi Swampsniper!

Good to see you have your sense of humor!

Have you told Jim? LOL


13 posted on 08/04/2014 7:35:59 AM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: BulletBobCo

Another example of what happens when liberals get control of government. They are a danger to personal safety and prosperity, just as F.A. Hayek predicted in Road to Serfdom.


14 posted on 08/04/2014 7:37:20 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: DocRock

Bear spray ...... I’m wondering if that would be restricted .... and it will put a man DOWN.


15 posted on 08/04/2014 7:41:30 AM PDT by Qiviut ( One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. (W.E. Johns)
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To: BulletBobCo

And a clenched fist as a deadly weapon if used against your overlords.


16 posted on 08/04/2014 7:42:33 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: DocRock

Every single one of my female friends that live alone has a can of wasp spray next to their bed.....because I bought it for them. ;)


17 posted on 08/04/2014 7:42:39 AM PDT by sheana
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To: BulletBobCo

ALTERNATE TITLE:

DC Wants Subjects to be Entirely Defenseless Against Lawless Thugs and New Young “Immigrants”


18 posted on 08/04/2014 7:50:10 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: DocRock

A ball point pen rammed into the ear of the attacker will kill him. Oops, hope they don’t read this.


19 posted on 08/04/2014 7:50:36 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: MRourke85

*DC rapists cheer!*

It sounds like DC is very concerned about rapist rights and not so much about the victims.


20 posted on 08/04/2014 7:52:28 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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